What am I Riddles

What Am I Riddles Are Great Fun for the Entire Family

What am I? This is one of the most iconic questions to one of the world’s most classic brainteasers, the what am I riddle. If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly this is, it’s a riddle in the form of a question which begins by describing various traits and features of a person, place or thing.  The riddle then goes on to end with, you guessed it, “What am I?”.

Who Can Enjoy it?

What am I riddles are fun for all ages, from young children to highly educate adults. Occasionally challenging your kids with them is an enjoyable way to keep their mind active and it’s a nice change from the daily grind of the classroom learning environment. They’re a great way to exercise both sides of your brain by forcing you to think both logically and creatively.

You’re never too old for what am I riddles. Doctors, lawyers and even scientists are known to enjoy one or two from time to time. As fun as it is trying to guess what am I answers, it can be quite funny being the asker and listening to the wide variety of crazy and whacky solutions some people come up with.

What Makes a Good What Am I Riddle

These brain teasers work best when they really make you think, without being too hard or complicated. There’s definitely a sweet spot. Too easy and the guesser doesn’t feel accomplished and too hard can lead to frustration. The perfect difficulty will, of course, vary from person to person depending on age and problem solving ability.

This might be suitable for a very young child, but for most people this wouldn’t even qualify as a riddle. They need to have an aura of mystery around them, often using descriptions that seem to contradict each other as seen in our first example above. Your first thought is that if something’s in the water it has to be wet, but the riddle says it isn’t. The best ones are when you see a hilarious look on someone’s face when they’re trying to figure out how on Earth it makes any sense. To be a true riddle, however, it does indeed have to make perfect sense when the correct who am I answer is deciphered.

Have Fun with it

We have many riddles for you to try to guess the correct what am I answers down below. Take your time and enjoy. When you’re all done, be sure to take note of your favorite ones and try them on your friend. When they miss one you can have a bit of fun by bragging that you got it in 5 seconds flat (even if it took you 10. Shhh. We won’t tell). If you have a friend with you right now you can go through our riddles together and see who can correctly answer the most brain teasing puzzles. Happy solving!